Parchment and Pencils was never meant to be anything more than it's first post. A university assignment that was set to help us find our way after our third year had finished. That assignment became Post-University Life. Every so often over the following 9 months. I occasionally felt the need to post something else. Sometimes related… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
Once again I find myself at your feet. Begging you to forgive me for abandoning you. It's not that I haven't tried, for the past two weeks I've created draft upon draft, different subjects, different themes... But none have been able to push through. You see, I've hit that slump. Yes, that one. The one… Continue reading Bad Days
I was one of those girls. With a scrapbook of big white weddings, huge homes with miles of land, baby pictures surrounded by some of my favourite names. I would start dating a guy and it was almost like a countdown of how long I could last before asking them about their opinions on getting… Continue reading What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
I love books. I love the smell of the pages, both old and new. When you open a book and bury your nose into the pages, inhaling the sweet, musky smell that is similar to almonds and vanilla. The crinkle of paper as you flip open a new chapter. The different styles of cover art,… Continue reading Drowning In Books: 20/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
*Tap Tap Tap* My nails drummed on the keyboard. Fingers hovering over letters, itching to form the words that floated around my foggy brain. The room blurred as my eyes began swimming with tears. "No," I whispered to myself, gulping and turning my head to the ceiling, blinking quickly in an attempt to stop myself from crying.… Continue reading Where Art Thou, November?
Someone looked at my blog this morning. I don't know anything about this person other than they were in the United Kingdom when something made them click on the link to my homepage. That's the joy of the stats page here on WordPress. We can see how many people have viewed which pages of our… Continue reading Learning To Write Again…
I was one of the lucky kids. My parents would both sit in my room before I went to bed, one on the rocking chair, and one next to me in bed, and they would read to me. They read me wonderful books filled with all sorts of magic and drama that made me the… Continue reading The Books That Made Us Readers.
"Creative Writing? You mean English...Right?" "Creative Writing? Is that a module you're doing for your Literature degree?" "Creative Writing? So...Do you want to be a librarian?" "Creative Writing? What a waste of three years!" If you have ever entered, or even considered entering into a Creative Writing degree, I can guarantee you have heard… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a Creative Writing Degree
Posting for the second day in a row?! Am I okay?! #Sendhelpithinkimawriter! WELCOME BACK MY LOVELIES! Did you miss me? If you follow my Twitter account @NP_Brittain I'll be very surprised if you've had the time to miss me! As you may have noticed, the past 24 hours has become a slight writing spam from Facebook and… Continue reading Tweeting For Twits
University is officially over! So pleased to announce that despite all the tears and tantrums, I will be graduating with a 2:1 (Second Upper Class) Creative Writing Degree in October. The past four months since my first post have been a whirlwind of emotions from saying goodbye to many incredible people, moving to a completely new… Continue reading Welcome To The Real World